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Jerusalem: The Temple Mount - A Carta Guide Book by Leen & Kathleen Ritmeyer

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A modern guide to the Temple Mount.

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JERUSALEM: THE TEMPLE MOUNT is the first modern guide to the Temple Mount for visitors of all religions.

This book contains priceless information and is richly documented with detailed maps, plans, and stunningly evocative reconstructive illustrations. An artistic masterpiece in itself, this important addition to the scant literature on the Temple Mount will be appreciated by readers.


It is the author's sincere hope that this profusely illustrated guidebook to the Temple Mount will help you to fully savor the experience of visiting a site that is truly without parallel and be embraced by its aura of power and sanctity.  It is the culmination of years of academic work distilled into a user-friendly manual whose aim is to make the dry facts and stones come alive.  If it can help you make this complex site more accessible and find your own personal spots for reflection, it will have fulfilled our vision.

Each of the six distinct areas connected to the Temple Mount is preceded by a "Useful Information" section.  Each route has its own detailed tour map.  Of course, the tours can be done in whatever order you choose to do them in, including or omitting as you like.

This book tells the story of the Temple Mount that was built atop Mount Moriah.  


  1. A Brief History of the Temple Mount
  2. A Walk Around the Temple Mount Walls

         - The Western Wall - Experience the Wall at the Heart of Jerusalem                                                                                                                                                                  - The Western Wall - Follow the Wall Hidden in Darkness                                                                                                                                                                                   - Jerusalem Archaeological Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - The Eastern Wall - Deciphering the Puzzle of the Oldest of the Temple Mount Walls                                                                                                                                            - The Northern Wall - Discovering the Hidden Wall

       3.  A Tour of the Temple Mount Platform - Going Up to the Mountain of the House of the Lord


About the Authors:  Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer met in 1975 during the Temple Mount excavations in Jerusalem where Leen served as site architect.  Originally from Holland, Leen has been involved in all of Jerusalem's major excavations, producing site plans and reconstruction drawings for all of them.  In Jerusalem, he directed prestigious restoration projects such as the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas and taught Biblical Archaeology at the Universities of Leeds and Cardiff in the U.K.  In 2006, his major work, The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was published after thirty years of intensive research.  Kathleen studied Archaeology at University College Dublin and apart from the Temple Mount, has participated in excavations in Ireland, Scotland, and Israel.  She has a postgraduate certificate in education and has worked as a teacher, translator, and tour guide.

Soft Cover

160 pages
5 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in. (14 x 20.7 cm)
190 maps, reconstruction drawings, plans, photographs & illustrations.

Imported from Israel